Essential Quantitative Methods

For Business, Management and Finance, fifth edition

by Les Oakshott

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgements

PART I: MATHEMATICAL APPLICATIONS

  1. Revision Mathematics
  2. Keeping up with Change: Index Numbers

PART II: COLLECTING & INTERPRETING DATA

  1. Collecting Data: Surveys and Samples
  2. Finding Patterns in Data: Charts and Tables
  3. Making Sense of Data: Averages and Measures of Spread

PART III: PROBABILITY & STATISTICS

  1. Taking a Chance: Probability 
  2. The Shape of Data: Probability Distributions
  3. Interpreting with Confidence: Analysis of Sample Data
  4. Checking Ideas: Testing a Hypothesis
  5. Cause and Effect: Correlation and Regression

PART IV: DECISION MAKING TECHNIQUES

  1. How to Make Good Decisions
  2. Choosing Wisely: Investment Appraisal
  3. Forecasting: Time Series Analysis
  4. Making the Most of Things: Linear Programming
  5. Planning Large Projects: Network Analysis
  6. Appendices
  7. Index